Category Archives: Do what you can with what you have

2019 goals: use less single-use plastic

If like me you’ve watched the first two BBC1 programmes on the prevalence of and environmental impact of single-use plastic, you’ll be wondering what more you can do to reduce your own part in this horror.  (If you haven’t already … Continue reading

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Choose hope

Seen around and about in recent weeks.  In Bristol, Bath and Gloucester (not necessarily in that order).  Enjoy. ♥ ♥ Choose hope ♥♥♥

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2019 goals: use less water – April update

We received our latest water bill yesterday.  I was interested to see whether or not we had managed to achieve any reduction in how much we used. Well yes, we have.  Down from 23 cubic metres in the previous 6 … Continue reading

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Poetry and cities, in March

In these increasingly difficult times, sometimes poetry can bring us hope, or inspire us, or  express how we are feeling. We can go looking for it, but occasionally it just comes looking for us. Bristol – on the side of the … Continue reading

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Two shoes, one shoe

Once upon a time I needed to buy myself some new shoes (last autumn, to be precise).  My lymphoedema foot and leg no longer fitted into my existing shoes or boots.  I was advised to stick to sturdy lace-ups, and … Continue reading

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Planning backwards

For now at least, some of our weeks have settled down into a more regular pattern, with some anchor activities determining how other things fit in alongside and around them. In particular, our regular day for visiting our granddaughter (and … Continue reading

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Taking stock

It’s all too easy to stay on repeat and just grow the same things and make the same jams and preserves year after year.  But a minor mishap meant I needed to clear off the garage shelf where I keep … Continue reading

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